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Livestock guarding dogs – man’s best friend proves his worth in Botswana

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CSF and Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB) developed a cost-benefit model for ‘cheetah-friendly’ predator control methods. This project was made possible by funding from the Handsel Foundation.

La Unidad de Apoyo de ICAA y CSF presentaron en Colombia los resultados de investigaciones realizadas en la Amazonía colombiana

El pasado nueve de marzo se presentaron en Bogotá los resultados de las investigaciones realizadas en Colombia por becarios y donatarios de la Unidad de Apoyo de ICAA. Durante el evento se contó con la participación de representantes de entidades de gobierno, ONG, universidades, miembros de la Unidad de Apoyo y socios de ICAA, y representantes de USAID. El público evidenció como las investigaciones, además de proveer información novedosa y análisis innovadores, ofrecen recomendaciones de política para mejorar los esfuerzos de conservación de la región.

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Scott Edwards Joins CSF as Executive Director

Conservation Strategy Fund is thrilled to announce the appointment of Scott Edwards as Executive Director. Scott starts March 1, 2016 and will open a new headquarters for CSF in Washington, DC. CSF Founder John Reid will remain in California in the role of President, focused on strategy, program development and CSF research projects

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Training the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Course coordinators Margaret Duncan, Niki Gribi, Craig Martz, and Kim Bonine.

CSF traveled to Sacramento, CA in October to lead a three-day training for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Participants included 28 members of the CDFW staff, and 6 members of the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC). We were able to reach 16 staff in field offices across California using remote access technology and our online workspace.

Smart infrastructure: A case for numbers

A newly released CSF infographic takes a look at the backbones of economic development: energy and transportation infrastructure, and how such large-scale development projects can be balanced with ecosystem conservation to improve social, economic and environmental well-being.

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Alumni Spotlight: Rushikesh Chavan

conservation economics CSF strategy fundRushikesh Chavan at Pench River between Maharashtra and M.P. Photo courtesy of Ishwar Uikey

Quantifying the economic value of protected areas in Mexico

CSF has begun work with Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Areas (CONANP) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) to assess the economic value of the ecosystem services provided by the country's Cabo Pulmo National Park, Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park (Izta-Popo for short), Cozumel Reefs National Park, and Cozumel Island Flora and Fauna Protected Area.

CSF receives 4-star top rating from Charity Navigator as one of USA's best-run organizations

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CSF's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4 out of 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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